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LEGOLAND®today kicked off the new season with children and young people from the Children’s Aid Foundation, among others. Together with the Danish Minister for Social Affairs, Manu Sareen, they were the very first to test the brand new attraction, Ghost – The Haunted House.
Smoke was coming out of doors and cracks of the new LEGOLAND® attraction, Ghost – The Haunted House, when Minister for Social Affairs Manu Sareen, assisted by a group of excited children from the Children’s Aid Foundation (Børnehjælpsdagen), opened the new attraction.
Every year, LEGOLAND invites a special group of children to test ride the park's many attractions the day before the official opening. This year, LEGOLAND had invited children and young people via organisations such as the Children’s Aid Foundation, YMCA's Social Work in Denmark and the Mothers’ Aid Organisation (Mødrehjælpen), and they were in for a special treat.
- It is an excellent initiative. Many of ‘our’ children would otherwise never get an experience like this one today at LEGOLAND. Children placed in care often face a difficult and challenging life. More than anyone they therefore deserve a break from their concerns. I was so happy to see them smile and just be themselves for a day, says Jytte Tholstrup Svendsen, Director of the Children’s Aid Foundation.
Screaming free fall
Even the adults soon became kids again, and they joined the children in their exploration of monsters and ghosts and then jumped on board the Crazy Professor’s floating machine, a ride that triggered enthusiastic screams from both young and old guests, when the machine plummeted towards the ground from a height of eight metres.
Already last year, LEGOLAND unveiled the 800 m2 large haunted house that offers an interactive LEGO® experience with more than 140 specially designed LEGO models hidden in unexpected places, combined with a thrilling eight-metre fall. It was therefore a long-awaited day.
- Since construction work began in August 2013, a large number of builders, technicians and others have worked hard to create this unique house. We were therefore happy to finally welcome guests inside. We are very proud of the result, and judging by the smiles and thrills of the many children, Ghost will definitely become a smash-hit attraction, says Christian Woller, CEO of LEGOLAND.
New LEGOLAND landmark attraction
Ghost is the latest feature in the historical part of LEGOLAND – LEGOREDO® Town – where you can also admire the legendary Indian Chief Sitting Bull and the faces of four presidents on Mount Rushmore. With its impressive 15-metre roof ridge, Ghost will also become a landmark that is visible from outside the park.
LEGOLAND officially opens its doors to its 47th season tomorrow (5 April) and welcomes young and old guests to a world built out of more than 60 million LEGO bricks.
For additional information, please contact Jonas Søndergård, PR & Press Manager on tel.: 7950 1801 or via jonson@LEGOLAND.dk
Facts about Ghost – The Haunted House
- Size: 800 m2
- Two storeys
- Highest point: 15 metres
- No. of LEGO scenes with interactive features: 9
- The attraction contains two drop towers that provide an 8-metre fall, as well as a 50 m2 mirror maze.
- Height requirement: 110 cm or taller. Children between 110-130 cm must be accompanied by an adult
- Ghost becomes part of LEGOREDO Town
- The building houses 149 specially designed LEGO models
- It took 238,135 LEGO bricks to build the models
- There are also 28 different, 80 cm-tall LEGO Mini-Friends figures in the attraction
- The LEGO Mini-Friends figures are built of 176,540 LEGO bricks
- It took nine LEGO designers a total of 4,400 hours to build all the models.